-2 cups masa -2 cups warm water or broth (I use the water I cooked the meat in) -1 tsp baking powder -1/2 tsp salt -2/3 cups lard or shortening ( I recommend lard)
I triple this recipe. -6 cups masa -6 cups warm broth -3 tsp baking powder -1 1/2 tsp salt -2 cups lard
I don't quite follow the mixing recipe on the bag. I mix the masa with the baking powder and salt. Then I add the hot broth and mix until combined. I heat up the lard in the microwave till soft but not completely melted. Add lard to masa and mix well. I test the consistency of the masa by sticking 2 fingers in it. The masa should not stick to your fingers. Taste the masa too. Add salt until it's almost too salty. The steaming process will strip a lot of the salt away at the end. You are now ready to fill the tamales.